Corn, Zucchini and Chicken Pizza

Corn, Zucchini and Chicken Pizza

One last dish from before the vacation, rounding off my enjoyment of the fresh local corn. It had been a while since I had last had a pizza and I had been craving it. I was thinking that corn would work on a pizza with lots of gooey melted cheese. I also had a nice looking zucchini and I thought I would finish it off with some chicken. Instead of going with a tomato based pizza sauce I thought that a salsa verde based sauce would be really good. I sauteed all of the toppings in a pan and then tossed them with the salsa verde. Throw it on some pizza dough, top with a generous serving of cheese and bake it in an oven and its all done. It turned out to be a pretty tasty pizza. The sweet corn went well on a pizza and the salsa verde based sauce added a ton of flavour. I garnished the pizza with some fresh chopped cilantro when it came out of the oven.

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast (cut into bite sized pieces)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
1/2 cup zucchini (chopped)
1/4 cup salsa verde
1 handful cilantro (chopped)
1 pizza dough
1 handful Monterrey Jack cheese (grated)
1 handful cheddar cheese (grated)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)

Directions:
1. Season the chicken with the cumin, salt and pepper.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the chicken ans saute for about 3 minutes.
4. Add onion, corn and zucchini and saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add the salsa verde and saute for 2 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro.
7. Roll out the pizza dough.
8. Spread the mixture over the pizza dough and top with the cheese.
9. Bake in a preheated 450F oven until the dough is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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56 comments:

Bren@ Flanboyant Eats said...

K, this is so what I need these days as I'm trying to stay away from carbs, starchy foods and unhealthy junk. But since I want to eat good food that probably tastes like it's bad for you, this sounds like a winner!!!! Pizza never sounds healthy or weight loss conducive but I'll take this one.

Cheryl said...

That is interesting to say the least. You are soo creative!

Sara said...

oooooomg.

that looks amazing.

i am really enjoying all your corn recipes!

Bridgett said...

Savory and delicious! This is really creative and I can imagine, the flavors all together are quite comforting.

Rita said...

I love corn pizza, it's very popular in Brazil.

Esi said...

I love the sound of salsa verde instead of pizza sauce. Very creative!

Pam said...

You are such a creative cook Kevin. It looks pretty and delicious too.

Elra said...

Kevin,
I made your corn pudding for Sunday brunch and it was deliciuos!!
Now, I can't resist for not trying your corn pizza.

diva said...

salsa verde instead of tomato sauce? brilliant idea!

Anh said...

This combo is new to me. I have never thought of corn on pizza. But why not?

Helene said...

I have to admit that this pizza is really different but I'm sure it was delicious.

Beachlover said...

oh! corn and zucchini pizza! that a great idea to use corn for pizza!!must try soon!

Michelle said...

when I vacationed in Punta Cana, corn was a very usual topping on pizza and I really came to enjoy it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful pizza! I like the wonderful combination of ingredients used for the topping!

Cheers,

Rosa

soulchocolate said...

Pizza is my major comfort food after donuts and potatoes. I am aching to make some pizza tomorrow just looking at this!

Sylvie said...

It might sound strange to you as an American, but here in the UK you can get tuna and sweetcorn pizza which is quite good. Tuna is quite common as a pizza topping all over Europe, but I know it's pretty much unheard of over in the US.

VeggieGirl said...

STUNNING pizza - hooray for local corn!! :0)

Tasty Trends said...

very creative!

looks delicious!

Steph said...

I just had pizza like that minus the corn from Dominion. Yours looks way better!!

Ben said...

That looks exactly like a pizza I made a couple of months ago, Great minds think alike, right :D

Kevin said...

Ben: I wish I had thought of adding the roasted poblano peppers as well!

Aggie said...

Wow Kevin, this looks delicious! Love the creativity of the ingredients on pizza!

ttfn300 said...

this looks sooo good!

Rosie said...

Oooooh Kevin what a gorgeous pizza!! I really love those toppings!!

Rosie x

Deborah said...

I would have never thought to put corn on a pizza - or salsa verde for that matter - but this sounds too good to pass up!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Love this unique combination - Really looks amazing!!

Gloria said...

Kevin Spectacular and so tasty!!!xGloria

Lori said...

Yum, what a great idea for pizza!

maybelle's mom said...

this is verging on a chicago pizza. interesting use of corn.

Lori said...

This looks amazing! I especially like the idea of the salsa verde. Corn is so popular on pizza in Brazil and I just can't get used to it. However, this combo I might like. Great idea!

Diana Evans said...

HI Kevin!!! this looks great and what a neat combination...

Hugs
Diana

kimberleyblue said...

Corn and pizza, two of my favourite things. I'm sure together, they must be awesome.

Corgidogmama~ said...

May I please, sigh....ask you to marry me?
Your corn recipes and photos of them look extremely tempting.
What a guy you must be!!!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love the sound of this pizza! I'm all for non-traditional pizzas. I wish I could find good looking corn around now--I'd be all over this one

Amanda said...

i like that use the same ingredients for several recipes in a row - it's the way real life should be, without wasting any food!

Elle said...

I'd never think of corn on pizza, but that totally looks like it works! And I love your new photo!

Maria said...

I love what you come up with! The pizza looks like a winner!

meeso said...

That's one awesome looking pizza! I love this recipe... I have to give it a try sometime :)

Jan said...

What a novel idea, Kevin. Looks great.

nicole said...

Pizza is good with anything on it. I'm not surprised that this was good. All your food looks good.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow! What a pizza! It sure looks interesting!

kamailesfood said...

Interesting take on pizza. It sounds delicious and looks very hearty.

noobcook said...

Your post is making me crave pizza ... luckily I have some frozen ones in the fridge, hehe

Jen said...

When I first read the title I thought "this guy is crrr-azy" But OMG it looks good.

Jaime said...

i amazed at all the different things you found to do w/the corn! this pizza looks great!

Ginny said...

Yummy! I like the combination! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

brilliant idea! i can probably bake it without the pizza base too! ^_^

Nina Timm said...

You're killing me here, Kevin! This looks utterly delicious!!!!

mikky said...

corn on pizza? amazingly creative!!! :)

Shreya said...

so beautiful and looks yummy delicious..

Grace said...

finally, a pizza i would enjoy!

Cooking and the City said...

Kevin I'd never have thought of corn on a pizza but that does look amazing! :-)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

This pizza look so fun and different! I love the toppings!

CECIL said...

Holymoly!! This is way too beautiful pizza ever! And hmm..never had pizza with corn and zucchini before, you are something else, Kevin! :)

Jeanne said...

Sounds wonderful. I love playing with different bases, other than a classic tomato. Black live tapenade also works really well...

mycookinghut said...

This looks really good!

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